Colleen Cobbs DeKeyser

Colleen Cobbs DeKeyser, 73, of Waco, passed away peacefully December 31, 2018 in Waco.

Celebration of Life: 2:00 PM Saturday, January 5, 2019 at Bosqueville United Methodist Church, 7327 Rock Creek Road, in Waco. Following the memorial service, family and friends will be gathering at the family home.

Colleen was born March 16, 1945 in Los Angeles, California.  Her greatest pleasure was spending time with her family and friends. Colleen loved to travel, Christmastime and the music of Steve Wariner. She recently traveled to New York City with her family, where she enjoyed the beauty of the sights, sounds of the city, and even met Santa Claus at Macy’s Department Store.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Willie H. Cobbs and Myrtle Cobbs Wortham; step-father, Robert S. Wortham; brother, William Cobbs; and step-brother, Robert Wortham.

Colleen is survived by step-sister, Jeanne Bryant; her children, Shelly DeKeyser McLemore and Dennis DeKeyser; her grandchildren, Jessica DeKeyser, Lindsey McLemore, and Joshua DeKeyser. She will be missed by many other relatives and friends.

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  1. I’m so sorry to hear of Colleen’s passing. She’s my cousin through my grandmother, Ora Bell Cobbs
    Mitchiner. God be with you all.

  2. Nancy Mitchiner Wood

    So sorry about Colleen’s passing.
    We are cousins..My Grandmother Ora Bell Cobbs Mitchiner .She and I went to China Spring High School together.Colleen was also my Maid of Honor at our Wedding.

    Prayers to You…

    Nancy Mitchiner Wood and Hubby Joe Wood

  3. So sorry Dennis. Shellie and Jessica and Lindsey and Joshua. Colleen was a beautiful person kind. Loving mother grandmother she willed be missed

    Sherry wilson

  4. Theo & Vicki Hollanders

    Shelly, Lindsey, Jessica and family, Vicki and I send our condolences for the loss of your mother and grandmother.

  5. Sorry for your loss, I worked with Colleen at EDS and she was always such a joy to have around. There was no smile brighter than Colleens

    Mindy Farek Beltran

  6. I am so sorry about your loss of Colleen. I know you will truly miss her. Colleen and I went to China Spring schools together so it has been many years since we saw each other. May God hold each of you in His hands and help you make it through each day without Colleen.

  7. Gloria & Jana Helleson

    Dear Dennis and Shellie ..wevare so very sorry for your great loss. Your Mom was such a warm, friendly person. I always enjoyed their visits at school. Beautiful smile always. God bless each
    of you.
    Delightful memories at
    Bosqueville High School

  8. I love you Mom. Thanks to god we shall have ever lasting love an wonderful memories.

  9. Colleen was a beautiful lady, we are sorry for your loss. You are all in our thoughts and prayers!

  10. Sorry for your loss of Colleen what a wonderful person we worked together at EDS for a number of years She was a talker we loved her and her family.. will be praying for your strength in the Lord. God Bless you.

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